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China launches satellite to monitor global gas emissions

December 24, 2016

China has launched a 620-kg satellite TanSat into orbit to monitor global carbon dioxide levels to understand climate change. The satellite was put into orbit by Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre located in Gobi Desert. Apart from TanSat satellite, a high-resolution micro-nano satellite and two spectrum...

Hong Kong to withdraw visa-free entry for Indians

December 21, 2016

Hong Kong has decided to withdraw visa-free facility for Indians. From January 23, 2017, onwards, Indian travellers will have to complete a pre-arrival registration. The move was taken on the ground that the number of Indian asylum seekers was on the rise. Over half a million Indians visit Hong...

President Duterte warns on cancellation of Aid Pact with US

December 17, 2016

President Duterte has threatened to cancel its aid pact-the Visiting Forces Agreement with US which allows US troops to visit Philippines as US cancelled a major aid package over its concerns on human rights. A US government aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation has put off a vote on the...

White House: India one of fastest-growing countries in the world

December 16, 2016

Economic Report of the US President for the year 2017 has said that India, with real GDP expanding at 7.3% is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. According to the report, with 7.4% growth over the four quarters of 2016, India’s economic growth is likely to continue...

China launches WTO dispute resolution case against US, EU

December 13, 2016

China has launched a dispute resolution case against US and EU at the World Trade Organisation regarding the surrogate country approach followed by the US and EU to calculate anti-dumping measures against exports from China. When China joined the WTO in 2001, it accepted to allow WTO members to treat it as...

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 attracts Chinese eye

December 10, 2016

The eighth edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 has attracted immense attention from the Chinese investors. China has already committed $7 billion to the summit. Gujarat government has also taken active interest to attract the Chinese investors in the event. Single Chinese group ‘Sany’ has signed MoUs...

China blocks border with Mongolia post visit of Dalai Lama

December 10, 2016

China has blocked a key border crossing with Mongolia after Dalai Lama’s visit. The move has left hundreds of trucks for the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto stuck at the Gants Mod crossing in the southeastern part of Mongolia in freezing temperatures. Rio Tinto operates vast copper and gold mines....

China’s grain output falls

December 8, 2016

China’s national grain output stands at 616 million tonnes in 2016 which is less by 5.2 million tonnes i.e. about 0.8 percent as compared to last year as per the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The country will import more grains as the grain planting...

Taiwan carries out Rescue Exercise in Disputed South China Sea

November 29, 2016

Taiwan carried out a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea to cement its hold over Taiping in the Spratly island group. Even though Taiwan claims all of the Spratlys, it only occupies Taiping. It carried out a drill simulating a fire onboard a ship that forced crew members...

China Tops Patent Application List Worldwide

November 24, 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, China has topped the world’s patent application list. It has become the first country in the world to file 1 million patent applications in a single year. This was disclosed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) during the launch of its report, “World Intellectual Property...

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